SVG Hosts Quarterly Meeting of Women’s Sports Media Initiative

On Tuesday March 9, SVG hosted the quarterly meeting of the Women’s Sports Media Initiative (WSMI) at the New York Hilton Hotel. Two dozen women representing sports leagues, networks, broadcasters, and technology companies, as well as students from two local universities, filled the room to discuss transmission, decode some broadcast jargon, and make headway with the burgeoning WSMI mentoring program.

The program for the meeting was developed by the WSMI membership, responding to concerns and questions raised after previous meetings. As part of the educational focus of the meeting, SVG sponsor Intelsat offered Transmission 101, a primer providing attendees the chance to ask questions and attend future training sessions related to transmission. WSMI member Lisa Gilette, SVP of on-air planning and promotions for Fox Sports Television Group, gave a presentation on decoding broadcast jargon, and students from St. John’s University and Columbia University shared their thoughts on what makes a good mentor.

Tuesday’s meeting was the most recent WSMI meeting and the first in 2010. These quarterly meetings are designed to bring together women from across the business of sports production, creation, and distribution to educate, help promote the industry, and provide networking opportunities.

To learn more about the group and receive information about upcoming events and mentoring opportunities, contact Sports Video Group Managing Editor Carolyn Braff at Carolyn@sportsvideo.org.